These were the award patches given out to bowhunters by The Fred Bear Sports Club when they had their trophies authenticated by their local Bear Archery dealer.
The minute Dick Mauch told us of the Niobrara River battle, Fred immediately offered to help in any way we could. Here is what happened.
Dick Lattimer recalls hunting with Fred Bear and many other friends at Dick Mauch’s Nebraska property.
“You need to eat some steaks half the size of Dallas and do some bowhunting with us. How does that sound?”, asked Fred Bear.
Lots of folks ask about how Fred Bear shot archery and the equipment that he used. Here is an interview that Fred did by archery writer Bob Learn.
Naturally, I couldn’t write these tips for Fred, since I was far from an expert on deer hunting; but he agreed to work on them with me. Fred also wrote a great deal of the theme copy himself
Quality is always deeper than meets the eye. People are that way too. Once in a while I meet someone who strikes me as deep. Most of these people are both personable and authentic. As a side trait most of these quality people make you part of their story.
Our radio/television director at Bonsib suggested that, since Fred had been on ABC’s “The American Sportsman” a number of times, perhaps we could get the show’s host, Curt Gowdy, to do the interviewing.
I kept thinking of something else we could do to tie-in with the forthcoming “Secrets” record. I wished that Fred could visit every dealer archery shop to promote the record, and, suddenly, I thought of doing a life-sized Fred Bear cut-out.
When Tom and Kelly walked out of Fred’s office I was left to squirm in my chair. Fred asked me to tell him something about myself.
The winding road that led the author Dick Latimer to Bear Archery and Fred Bear.
Fred had hunted polar bears twice before, in 1960 and 1962. One bear plunged through the ice after being arrowed and was lost. Another charged, and Fred’s Inuit guide had to stop it with his rifle. It dropped just nine yards from Fred and could no longer be considered a bow and arrow kill. […]
Fred Bear was a very saleable “product” in those days, and the public relations department at Bonsib Advertising did a fantastic job of placing Fred in the public eye.
Fred’s purpose, of course, was to whet the appetite of these firearms hunters for trying his sport of archery. And was he ever successful!
Along with working the show circuit, shooting in archery tournaments and working hard back in Detroit to build his small archery business, Fred Bear sharpened his skills at getting free publicity.
The fascinating story of Fred Bear and how he used his unique and memorable name, his talents, his interests, and his attention to detail to build a household name among sportsmen and women around the world
Dick Lattimer was the right hand man of the legend, the great Fred ‘Papa’ Bear. After decades of working together Fred passed and Dick set out to cover his amazing life in his book ‘I Remember Papa Bear’. Dick also passed Sept 6, 2011. In their memory we are pleased to rerun Dick’s book, Chapter by Chapter.
A Gallery Of Pictures Of Fred Bear, From His Life, His Friends and His Hunts. Music By Ted Nugent, Featuring Nugent’s Original Song ‘FRED BEAR.”
From The Time Ted Nugent Was A Kid, He And His Dad Were Friends With Fred Bear. Here, on Video, Is The Story Of How Fred Bear Impacted the Nugent’s Lives.
Bowhunters often speak wistfully of taking animals that end up “Making the book.” In part II M.R. covers ‘The Book’, when it was started, the evolution and the great bowhunters who made it happen. Want to make ‘The Book’? Yeah, we all dream of doing just that.
M.R. James entered his first animal into the record book of Pope & Young and from that moment on he not only added more but went from a member to one of the important leaders in this vital organization.
Guitar Rocker And Bowhunter Ted Nugent Performs His Tribute Song ‘Fred Bear’ Live At Walnut Creek Amphitheater in Raleigh, NC.
The January Archery Trade Association Show, where the industry’s manufacturers unveiled their latest products and take orders from dealers revealed a less-than- positive consensus that “significant problems exist” in the archery business. Is the compound bow to blame?
Frank Addington, Jr has lived archery since a youngster and Hoyt has always been a part of what he does to promote the great sport of archery. What greater reward can one get then the ability to present to the ‘King of Country Music’ a new Hoyt bow? Well, probably not much.
Bowhunting legend Fred Bear interviewed by Mike Avery at
Fred’s famous Grousehaven hunting camp.
Fred Bear knew that the average American deer hunter would be intrigued by the increased challenge of closerange bowhunting, and his advertisement campaign throttled an entire industry.
Frank interviews a great lady who worked closely with Papa Bear at Bear Archery and lived the early years in Grayling, through the move to Gainesville, Fl, then to a fledgling Muzzy Products and her own Silkscreen business.
For most bowhunters the drive is to put a good animal on the ground. Add to the trophy room, the count and the freezer. For some it’s not the quantity but the quality of the trophy and for even less, it’s passing on the shot.
Fred Bear had extensive knowledge of the history of the bow and archery and he shares it with us in this video segment. Very informative.
Fred Bear was an innovator in the world of bowhunting and archery, as well as bow making and the inventing of new archery products.